November 19, 2021~ Chamber, Local & Regional Business News
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No supply chain issues at April’s on Main, located at 222 North Main Street. While they are still getting in new fall items every day, the shop has a definite holiday feel to it. Have a hard to buy for friend or relative? Make sure to check out April’s collection of Round Top decorations, Mud Pie Serveware and collectables. Need to pretty up your home? Check out the super popular multi colored ball garland for your staircase or the lanterns designed especially for you.
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HELP - We NEED Volunteers!!
We're looking for some AMAZING Volunteers for this years' race. From being a much needed course marshal to helping with the Children's Snowman Shuffle and handing out finisher medals and bottled water. Each job only lasts 1.5 to 2 hours and that time goes by FAST!

All volunteers get a shirt and if you have someone who needs service hours - this is something to look at!
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Lunch with Leaders December 2021

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Recent Ribbon Cuttings
 Superior Heating & Cooling
Celebrates New St. Charles County Location with Ribbon Cutting
Andrew and Tricia Mackey celebrated the grand opening of the newest location for Superior Heating & Cooling with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Joining Andrew and Tricia were staff members of Superior Heating & Cooling, Ambassadors and staff with the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce.

As a business, Superior Heating & Cooling was established in 1972 by patriarch, Jack Mackey. Today, Jack’s son, Alan serves as President and Andrew Mackey continues in the family business by running  their first location in St. Charles County, Superior Heating & Cooling, located at 101 Stag Industrial Drive in Lake St. Louis.

With a focus on servicing and installing furnaces, air conditioning systems, heat pumps, humidifiers and home automation components such as Ecobee Thermostats, you can trust Superior Heating & Cooling to provide service technicians who are technically trained and professional – giving their customers the best service possible.

For more information on Superior Heating & Cooling, visit their website at or call their St. Charles County location at 636-926-0000.

St. Louis Family Allergy Celebrates New Office with Ribbon Cutting
Dr. Sonia Cajigal celebrated the grand opening of her new medical office – St. Louis Family Allergy with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

Joining Dr. Cajigal was family, staff members, City of St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano, Alderman Dr. Gregg Sartorius, Ambassadors, and staff with the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce.

St. Louis Family Allergy is located at 5301 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Suite 101 in St. Peters and offers help for individuals with Allergic Rhinitis, Eczema, Hives, Skin Allergies, Immunodeficiency and Eye Allergies. Her office can offer allergy testing as well as allergy shots, biologic therapy and help children with their asthma symptoms.

Dr. Cajigal is a St. Louis Native who has suffered from allergies herself, so she understands how miserable St. Louis allergens are and how effective treatment can make such a huge impact to improve a patients’ quality of life. As a part-time clinical researcher, Dr. Cajigal makes it a point to keep up with the latest in her field and is always looking for the most cutting edge procedures, testing methods, and symptom management techniques to help her patients live happier, healthier lives.
For more information on St. Louis Family Allergy, visit their website at or call the office at 314-530-6080.